Welcome to Stromness Academy Library’s blog and website. In it we hope to keep you informed about the day-to-day life of the library, including book reviewing, pupil librarians, and special events as well as providing general information about the library.

Opening Times

The library is available:

  • Before registration
  • During classes – get permission from your teacher
  • Lunchtime
  • After School – get permission from the Librarian. 

OPENS:    8.35am Monday – Friday (8.30am for Pupil Librarians)


4pm Mon, Wed, Thurs

4.45pm Tues

3.00pm Friday

Closing times might vary throughout the school year due to meetings, etc. Keep an eye on the daily bulletin for changes.

The library is CLOSED:

  • during Morning Interval

  • during the Librarian’s lunch: 1.30 – 2.00pm Mon – Thurs

The Librarian is usually in the library during lesson periods and is available if you need any help. If the Librarian is not there carry on with your work quietly. She shouldn’t be away longer than 5 or 10 minutes unless a notice states otherwise.


Study space: Upper Library – 35; Lower Library – 38
10 Computers
Video and audio playback
Stationery: loan of pens, pencils, rulers, glue, etc.


  • Approx. 6000 books: Fiction; Non-fiction; Reference; Graphic Novels; Careers Books
  • Local newspaper
  • Magazines
  • 10 PCs with internet access

2 Replies to “About”

  1. I remember being a pupil librarian… was fun… when i get some cash will have to come back to orkney for a visit see how much has changed

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